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Cast of "The Drunkard": Merwin Lucas, Jeffrey Williams, Larry Grenier, Nestor Paiva, Lois Hunt, Sam Ethridge, Zan Joyce, Tom Miller, Helen Westcott, Jan Duggan, Mary Tock, George Stuart, Ada Lilly, and Karl Thomas, Los Angeles, 1938
Date Created and/or Issued
December 1938
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
"The Drunkard" is scheduled to beat the world's longest play record at 283 consecutive weeks plus one day. "Abie's Irish Rose" ran 283 weeks for the past 11 years.
The cast gathers on two tiers of the stage dressed in costumes modeled after attire in the 1850s.
Photograph appears with the article, "'Drunkard' to Set New Play Record," Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec 1938: C1.
Text from negative sleeve: 15305 ? (cast of "The Drunkard," long running production @ Theater Mart by Galt Bell of PT Barnum's melodrama - 2000th performance in 12/38)?
Text from newspaper caption: Members of the present cast of "The Drunkard" at the Theater Mart are pictured above in character: top row, left to right: Merwin Lucas, the messenger boy; Jeffrey Williams, Arden Rencelow; Larry Grenier, Draver Stevens; Nestor Paiva, Squire Cribbs; Lois Hunt, Mary; Sam Ethridge, the hero Edward Middleton; Zan Joyce, olio entertainer; Tom Miller, the bartender; Helen Westcott, Julia; and lower row: Jan Duggan, Mrs. Wilson; Mary Tock, coloratura soprano; George Stuart, Bill Dowton; Ada Lilly, Mad Agnes, and Karl Thomas, Farmer Gates. Six players of this company of 1938 were in the opening cast of five and a half years ago: Grenier, Williams, Stuart, Miss Duggan, Ethridge and Miss Lilly.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
World records--California--Los Angeles
Theatrical productions--California--Los Angeles
Actors--American--California--Los Angeles
Stages (Platforms)
Actresses--American--California--Los Angeles
Thomas, Karl
Duggan, Jan, 1881-1977
Hunt, Lois, b. 1907 or 08
Tock, Mary
Stuart, George
Williams, Jeffrey, b. 1861 or 66
Ethridge, Sam
Westcott, Helen, 1928-1998
Lilly, Ada
Joyce, Zan
Lucas, Merwin, 1925-1999
Miller, Tom
Grenier, Laurence, 1906-1978
Smith, W. H. (William Henry), 1806-1872. The Drunkard
Theater Mart (Los Angeles CA)
Paiva, Nestor, 1905-1966
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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